Monday, January 09, 2012

A visitor, some wreaths, a New Year, and a whole lot a links.

I could go on and on about how I haven't been blogging, and how I really want to change that, but I really have no excuse, and can't make any promises that I will be regularly blogging. 
I worked a lot before New Years and am so glad to have lots of days off. There's so much that doesn't get done when you work, even if it is part-time, it was almost every day. 
This year, we had a special guest. My brother. He surprised everyone the week before Christmas and stayed till Christmas day. 
Mom had been itching to make wreaths, from Shelley's tutorial. She made my brother make one too. 
 They are so easy and so beautiful, they make great gifts. Jussy made one for our aunt.
 I think mom is selling her wreath.
 I made this one for Jenn for Christmas. 
 It's shots like this that have me wanting to paint my kitchen and maybe whole house lighter colours. Poor Kerry. I picked up paint chips yesterday and will hold off on the paint purchase for hopefully a few days. 
I'd love to paint the cupboards, but I'm so afraid to. Although I think sometimes it can't be any worse than it is. After going to the Jinky workshop and seeing the bright, airy-ness of white walls got me thinking about our colourful but dark rooms. Painting the house for better indoor photos is something to laugh about, but I'm dead serious about it. 
I'm going to really try this week to eat 'cleaner'. I've been having more problems, since having the stomach flu after New Years. Today, I did not have coffee. I had tea. I also had brown rice. I bought a giant bag of prunes from Costco, they are the plumpest ones I've ever had. This eating clean is going to kill me. 
In other news...I did not pick one little word, I never do, but it does intrigue me. I can't commit to one word for 366 days. But I am going to do Project Life again. I know I'm not done 2011, and I'm okay with that. I think the social aspect is one of the things I loved about doing it. (if you are reading this Marg and Heather, please let's make concrete dates and never be allowed to change them)
I also am not doing any of the photos a day, project 366, type of things. I wanted to but being sick, I didn't get to start when I would have liked to. I'll just be happy with my Project Life. 
And....I thought I would never get an e-reader. I love books too much. But after purchasing some photography books, pdfs, and such I realized how much I do not enjoying sitting at the computer reading and how much ink and paper I waste. So I bought a Kobo Vox and promptly found out that newly released electronic gadgets need time to work the kinks out. I hated every single minute I owned that thing. Sure it's lovely being in colour, but I could't easily do anything on it. I did not get an ipad, as it's expensive, although someone might be eligible to get one in the spring, I just don't need the internet access, and all the bells and whistles, I just want to read, besides, as well as having a giant mac downstairs, we have a macbook so if I want to go on-line, I'd use that. So I went back and traded the Vox in for a Kobo Touch, way easier! Love it. I have only had it a few days and have read at least 4 books. I'm hoping it will cut down on my magazine addiction too, although I can't seem to get the magazine on to the Kobo. I also plan to get an iphone when my blackberry contract is up. 
Tomorrow is my Friday, and I have big plans for the rest of the week. 

1 comment:

Rae | Family Photographer said...

The wreaths look gorgeous! Good luck on the clean eating. I have been (mostly) eating clean this past yr and its gotten much easier...tons of veggies, lean meat, whole grains and fruit. I don't buy much packaged food anymore. I definitely notice the keep at it, its worth it. I indulge now and then but rarely and it sure makes a difference in how I look and feel.